Monthly Archives: October 2015

Halloween 2015

This year Julius wanted to go trick or treating with Jaxy, but since her sister had arranged to go with Audrey, who is Richard’s sister, Julius also ended up going with Richard again, like last year. This time around we … Continue reading

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Morning Walk with Julius

Finally we got the young man to join us on our walks .. well, at least for the weekend, as he said

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Italian Dinner at “Ralph’s”

For Halloween our nice neighborhood restaurant Daluva had the fun idea to put a costume on the restaurant (!) and transformed it into an Italian eatery. What a great concept (please be a ‘Hooters’ next year)! They added (not changed) … Continue reading

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Zombie Day

The week before Halloween became ‘spirit week’ at school, with many fun themes per day (like pajama day, school spirit day) and today was zombie day! With some simple make up I found the day before and an old hair … Continue reading

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Burger Love: The story of Tracy’s and ‘Stacy’s’

Back from a tasty burger from our old / new (?) favorite burger joint, I feel compelled to write up this little, quite quirky Vietnamese success story: For a while now, Tracy’s, a hole in the wall kinda of small … Continue reading

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Early morning walk

Ritsu and I started a new routine last Saturday: getting out of bed at 5:45 AM to go on an early morning walk by the lake. And it is so much fun to see how much activity there is already! … Continue reading

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Martial Arts

A new yoga / fitness studio opened in our neighborhood and they offer a martial arts class for kids on Sundays and Julius is very happy to have some martial arts work out again. Today is the 3rd time (twice … Continue reading

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Kartik’s Birthday Party

Today Julius went (or rather, was chauffeured by me) to his friend Kartik’s place for a birthday party. And it seems the boys (yes, of course, in this age, all boys) had a lot of fun! And Kartik’s dad, Karan, … Continue reading

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Cooking with Ha

We have a new part time cook (3 days a week), her name is Ha and she is pretty fantastic! And she is great with Julius, who checks with interest what she is making (tonight: squid in 3 different ways). … Continue reading

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At Photo Exhibition opening

Tonight we were invited by the Israeli Embassy to the opening event for a photo exhibition by Israeli photographer Ziv Koren. As always, it is tricky for me to gauge by the invitation, what the proper dress code is like. … Continue reading

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Meanwhile … on another stage here in Hanoi

Here is an article (in Vietnamese) with more pictures …

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Blading by the lake

Long Wednesdays afternoons (Julius has a shorter school day) always invite to some activity along the lake, namely J on blades and me on bike. The videos I made so far always show him from the back. This time I … Continue reading

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Price Hike at Linguini Fini

We really liked our first outing to this new pizza / pasta place a while back, especially since those huge pizzas seemed very reasonably priced … but as it was the soft opening and the restaurant was probably still gauging … Continue reading

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School Mug Shots / Class of 2016

Julius brought home the usual folder of photo orders … and his portraits are actually quite nice: You can get to the single, full resolution pics here: Photo 1, and Photo 2 As for the class photos … for the … Continue reading

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Singapore Trip Day 9 – Going Home

Today was our return trip and there is not much to report, everything worked as planned and very smoothly. Leaving the hotel at 10AM, dragging our single suitcase a short distance to the bus stop, waiting, hop on (initially no … Continue reading

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